Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
The Shipyard Mall has been a gathering area since the Civil War when Shipyarders took their oath of allegiance here. The shipyard flagpole stands majestically in its center and numerous monuments are located throughout the park. The sail of the USS Squalus/Sailfish is an impressive memorial to the dedicated sailors who gave their lives in defense of the freedoms enjoyed by all. For many years war bonds were sold on the Mall. Today it serves as a gathering area for Shipyarders.
[Photo:] World War II War Bond Rally on the Shipyard Mall.
Erected by Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Location. 43° 4.925′ N, 70° 44.362′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine, in York County. Marker can be reached from Isaac Hull Street/MacDonough Avenue near Charles/Morris Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the western section of the Shipyard Mall. Marker is in this post office area: Kittery ME 03904, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Glasgow Farragut (within shouting distance of this marker); New Park [New Shipyard Mall] (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Building 86 (about Historic Rice Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Province of Maine Marker (approx. 0.6 miles away); USMC Memorial Marker (approx. 0.6 miles away); Maine Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sloop Ranger Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
More about this marker. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is on Seavey Island which is north of the New Hampshire border in the Piscataqua River. It is accessible east of I-95 and US Highway 1 via NH 103 and the Stoddard Street Bridge. Visitors must identify themselves and obtain a pass and directions at the Yard's entrance gate, south of the bridge.
Also see . . . USS Sailfish (ex-Squalus). (Submitted on September 5, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. PNSY; Hyman Rickover; USS Sculpin; Frank Zangari, Bandmaster.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Military • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,135 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on June 9, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 5, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.